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ILHRU - The Role of the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe in Armed Conflicts

3:00pm - 4:30pm / Wednesday 21st October 2020
Type: Seminar / Category: Research
  • Admission: Free to attend - access via the zoom link.
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Online Event via Zoom.

Hundreds of applications land at the European Court of Human Rights during and in the aftermath of military confrontations between the member states and as a result of military operations of the member states overseas. This webinar will consider if the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe can do anything to prevent human rights violations before, during and after military interventions.

Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos (University of Liverpool)

Dr Aurel Sari (University of Exeter) Overreach: Should the ECHR apply to the Battlefield?
Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) Why Are the Court’s Interim Measures During Armed Conflicts Controversial?
Dr Isabella Risini (Ruhr-University Bochum) The strengths and limitations of inter-State proceedings under the ECHR in cases related to military confrontation.
Dr Jane Rooney (University of Durham) Hanan v Germany: A Re-Evaluation of Extraterritorial Airstrikes at the European Court of Human Rights?
Andrew Forde (NUI Galway) In Pursuit of Effectiveness: The Role of the ECHR System in Contested Territories

Participants (in alphabetical order)
Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou is a professor of human rights law at The University of Liverpool and the Director of International Law and Human Rights Unit. He is an expert in the European Convention on Human Rights and adjudication of international justice. He is a co-editor-in-chief of the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review.
Andrew Forde is a final stage doctoral researcher at the Irish Centre for Human Rights focussed on The Application of the ECHR in European Contested Territories/“Grey Zones”. Andrew spent more than 12 years working with the Council of Europe and the OSCE primarily in post-conflict regions in south eastern Europe and the south Caucasus, and amongst other roles he has worked as a Human Rights Advisor to the CoE Commissioner for Human Rights and Political Advisor to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Dr Isabella Risini, LL.M. is a senior research associate at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. She is an invited expert to the CDDH on the ongoing reflection process of the inter-State application under the ECHR. Her book on inter-State applications under the ECHR was published in 2018.
Dr Jane M Rooney is Assistant Professor in International Law at Durham Law School. She researches the intersections between international, human rights, and public law, in extraterritorial adjudication. Her most recent publication is 'Crown Act of State and Detention in Afghanistan' (2020) 71(2) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 109-133.
Dr Aurel Sari is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Exeter and the Director of the Exeter Centre for International Law. His work focuses primarily on international conflict and security law and the law relating to military operations.
Dr Vassilis P. Tzevelekos is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice. He is specialising in public international law and Human Rights, with a focus on the ECHR. He has published extensively in these areas and he is one of the two chief editors of the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review.